The Rochester Lady Lancers lost at FC Buffalo, 4-0. (Photo courtesy of the Rochester Lancers)

It was a tough Saturday for both Rochester Lancers teams as they went down to defeat at their respective FC Buffalo opponents.

In their final game ever, the Lady Lancers lost to the FC Buffalo, 4-0, in a United Women’s Soccer encounter in the first game of a doubleheader at Robert rich Sr. All-High Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y.

In the second game, the Lancers dropped a 2-1 decision to the FC Buffalo men in a National Premier Soccer League match.

Carissima Cutrona scored two goals and set up a third goal as Buffalo (7-2-1, 23 points) clinched a playoff spot while the Lady Lancers finished their fourth and final season at 0-10-0.

Kelsey Araujo also had a goal and an assist, while Marcy Barberic scored, and Kat Camper recorded two assists.

In the men’s game, August Finn had lifted the Lancers (2-5-1, 7 points) to a 1-0 lead before the third-place Wolves (2-4-2, 8) rallied. First, Alessio Atzori equalized before halftime. Substitute Ali Shawish drilled a shot from distance in the second half for the game-winner.

The Lancers will play their final game ever at the Pittsburgh Hotspurs at Founders Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. Sunday at 5 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at